Sunday, June 6, 2010
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."--John Lubbock
Who doesn't remember kicking off your shoes, lying on the soft summer grass, and watching the big puffy clouds floating by. Sometimes you could see shapes in the sky...a dog, a butterfly...a scary dragon. The power of imagination allowed us to see the clouds in our own unique way. What we saw was not necessarily what are best friend was seeing. Sadly, we adults have lost much of that sense of wonder we had as children.
Fortunately, it doesn't have to be lost forever. All you have to do is slow down some. Today we are so busy with our jobs, our chores, and all of our other commitments that we rarely take time to stop and look at the clouds. It's never too late. Our imagination is still there; we just have to learn how to use it again. We have to ignite it once again; we have to stop always thinking as an adults and start thinking as a child. So, kick off your shoes, and think about doing something out of the ordinary.
Look beyond the obvious. Try seeing new possibilities. Take up a hobby that requires some sort of creativity. Act like a kid. Play games. Race through the sprinklers. Instead of reading the newspaper, read the comics. Laugh. Have fun. Dare to imagine. Believe.
Hoping you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday. We're under a tornado watch...yes, a tornado watch...until 8 pm tonight so I am feeling a little tense. It could be so devastating here in the city.